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OMSI at Camp Gray begins its long journey of teaching the ways of the sea…

OMSI Camp Tagmyer at Camp Gray, at South Beach

OMSI Camp Tagmyer at Camp Gray, at South Beach

 

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry opened the doors to its new Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport on Saturday. Situated along South Beach, the 20-acre camp was celebrated with opening remarks from Tribal Councilman for the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon Dave Hatch, Newport City Councilor Mark Saelens, Newport Mayor Sandy Roumagoux, Hatfield Marine Science Center Director Dr. Bob Cowan, Lead Ranger for South Beach

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon with Rep. David Gomberg and Sen. Arnie Roblan

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon with Rep. David Gomberg and Sen. Arnie Roblan

State Park Dani Padilla, OMSI camp managers, and OMSI camp participant Sam Hurst. The welcoming statements were followed by a special ribbon-cutting by community members of all ages.

“We are so pleased to be here with you to celebrate this landmark day,” said OMSI President and CEO Nancy Stueber. “So many hands and hearts have contributed to planning and building Camp Gray. On behalf of everyone at OMSI and the thousands of campers who will create memories here, thank you all!”

A new installment in OMSI’s 60-year history of outdoor education, the facility will provide a year-round immersive camp experience, as well as dedicated summer programming, for the hands-on study of the Oregon Coast ecosystem. The camp features a central lodge, 156

Getting exposed to the "first experiment"

Getting exposed to the “first experiment”

student beds plus staff housing, classrooms, dedicated outdoor learning spaces, a communal fire pit, and restorative landscaping that includes dunes, trees, and native plants.

Designed for Oregon’s next generation of explorers, researchers, and designers, this 20-acre facility will help get kids outside and instill a sense of environmental stewardship while building 21st Century skills crucial to future success.

Summer programs are now available for registration at www.omsi.edu/summer.

Getting a closer look at what generations of new young scientists will be seeing...

Getting a closer look at what generations of new young scientists will be seeing…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Yep! You'll learn more about these things!"

“Yep! You’ll learn more about these things!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And they'll be bunkin' cowboy style...

And they’ll be bunkin’ cowboy style…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific inquiry never sleeps....the sun's always shining somewhere on the Earth!

Scientific inquiry never sleeps….the sun’s always shining somewhere on the Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMSI's future Jaques Cousteau with a winning attitude!

OMSI’s future Jaques Cousteau with a winning attitude!

 

 

 

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